There is no denying that growing your own fruits and vegetables requires water, but you may be surprised to know a well designed foodscape can substantially reduce water use when compared to turf grass. We have foodscaped our entire front yard transforming our landscape into a beautiful food producing oasis that produces the most delicious... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/PoWj6VIPg0c In this video we take an early August tour of our frontyard foodscape. Our approach to foodscape design puts the food bearing crops front and center. They are the features. Featured in this video are beautiful squash and pumpkin covered cattle panel arbors, espalier fruit trees and an amazing grape arbor that is loaded... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/i3d3atUX8ng In this video we give a tour of our frontyard foodscape in May of 2020. The video includes lots of tips for growing vegetables as well as fruit trees without using a lot of space, and discusses dealing with pests in May. Featured throughout the video are examples of closely spaced vegetables and flowers... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/5d22u9kqdnI We take a quick tour showing our 6ft x 8ft (1.8 x 2.4 meters) greenhouse made by Palram. The video features our rain catchment system and barrel, solar panels for fans, two citrus trees (meyer lemon and mandarin orange), and our vegetable seed starting station. We discuss numerous tips for a small hobby greenhouse... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/teb87wel8gY In this video we give a tour of our frontyard foodscape in July of 2019. On one side of our front foodscape we have redwood raised beds, pea gravel paths, fruit trees in wood chip mulch, as well as lots of perennial flowers. On the other side (phase 2), we have frameless raised beds... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/Rd4WOGDl8Jg September 2019 April 2020 We show how we installed phase 2 of our frontyard foodscape by digging out most of our grass lawn, mounding up soil for nut tree mounds and vegetable beds. In the nut mounds, we planted an all-in-one dwarf almond tree and two hazelnuts (filbert). When foodscaping our frontyard for phase... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/9r2ZY9GMhL4 We give a tour of our frontyard foodscape in July. Featured throughout the video are examples of closely spaced vegetables and flowers to make the most of the space and capture as much sunlight as possible. Ways to conserve water with tight spacing and mulch are also discussed. Featured plants include tomatoes in a... Continue Reading →
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkRtX_0V3tc&t=2s We give a tour of our frontyard foodscape in mid June. Featured items include tomatoes that are already starting to ripen, artichokes that are ready to harvest, and lots of flowers that attract beneficial insects (bees, predatory wasps, ladybugs) while adding beauty to the foodscape (borage, marigold, amaranth, chamomile, impatiens, echinacea).
https://youtu.be/pTPCJNE5MJk We give a tour of our frontyard foodscape in early May. Featured items include tomatoes planted early with the aid of red plastic mulch, perennial vegetables (asparagus & artichoke), strawberries, peas on a DIY trellis, a grape vine and eight fruit trees including three espalier fruit trees.